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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Chora in Greece

Earthquake location 37.4855S, 26.8329WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Chora in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:38:14 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 26.8329° East, latitude 37.4855° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 30/08/19 / 2019-08-30 15:38:14 / August 30, 2019 @ 3:38 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005a9c. Id of event: us70005a9c.

The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Aydın (c. 163 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Söke (c. 68 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kuşadası (c. 63 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Torbalı (c. 50 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Urla (c. 45 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aydın, Urla, Menderes. Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 25 km SSW of Chora, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.8329° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4855° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SSW of Chora, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-30 15:38:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-05 22:20:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.636 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70005a9c Id of event.
Event Code 70005a9c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005a9c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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